Eugene Park’s “Chicagoland Shorts” premieres at Facets

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Wanda Jin in Eugene Park’s “Self Deportation”

“Chicagoland Shorts” is a series of the best non-mainstream shorts culled from local film festivals, micro- and niche-cinema and film schools premiering at Facets Cinematheque, April 25-27.

Produced by Eugene Sun Park’s Full Spectrum Features, “Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 1” offers 10 shorts by 11 filmmakers that “highlight and celebrate the incredible diversity and vastness of the Chicago area experience,” Park says.

The series was curated by Park, Newcity’s Top 50 Chicago Filmmakers of 2014, Full Spectrum’s associate producer Kayla Ginsburg and Beckie Stocchetti, Kartemquin’s manager of engagement.

Collectively, the shorts in “Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 1” have screened at more than 100 national and international film festivals. The films encompass diverse genres including documentary, animation, comedy, drama, and experimental.

Filmmakers and films screening at Facets:

Fawzia Mirza and Ryan Logan, “Queen of My Dreams;”  

Robert-Carnilius, “Jaspa’ Jenkins;” “Western Candyland:”

Lydia Fu, “Permute” 

Fred Frederiksen & Dylan Jones, “Moms and Dads;”  

Amanda Taves, “The Carousel, 1952-1987;”

Amir George, “Mae’s Journal:”

Michael Paulucci, “Shirley’s Kids;

Valia O’Donnell, “Train;”

Eugene Sun Park, “Self-Deportation: The Untold Tale of a Marginal Woman.”

At 1517 W. Fullerton. April 25 program with a reception at 3 p.m., screening at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at Facets and Full Spectrum Features.

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